Freshman

What do these various deadlines mean?

Campus Deadline: If an award has a campus deadline, you are required to apply through the MU Fellowships Office. Awards with campus deadlines require that you are endorsed the University of Missouri. Applicants must turn in a complete application to the Fellowship Office the posted campus deadline.

Priority Deadline: If an award has a priority deadline, you are not required to seek the advice of the Fellowships Office on your application although we highly encourage you to do so. The priority deadline is a suggested date for when you should have a well developed application.

Final Deadline: This deadline is the time your completed application is due to the program(s) to which you are applying. We sometimes call this date the “national deadline.” If you do not submit your materials to the program the final deadline, your application will not be considered. Not to fear though. Your fellowships advisor will do everything he or she can to encourage you to submit your application several days prior to a final deadline!

  • Gilman Scholarship

    This program offers grants for undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

  • Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

    The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for ATJ to award 100 scholarships annually to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in…

  • Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)

    Undergraduates and graduate students may apply for funding for overseas study in one of fifteen critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, or Urdu. Eligibility requirements vary by language.

  • Boren Scholarship

    Undergraduates who are U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for funding for a study abroad program in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. national security interests and underrepresented in study abroad. The primary aim of the Boren Scholarship is for its recipients to develop critical language skills that prepare them to complete at least one year of work in the federal government.

  • Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA)

    Managed by the Institute of International Education, Freeman Awards for Study in Asia provides scholarship for U.S. undergraduates who demonstrate financial need to study in East and Southeast Asia.

  • Fulbright Canada Mitacs Globalink Program

  • US-UK Fulbright Summer Institutes

    Undergraduates with at least two years of undergraduate study remaining and a 3.8 GPA may apply to study in the United Kingdom for three to four weeks over the summer.

  • NASA Internships & Fellowships

  • National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU)

  • SMART Scholarship for Service

    The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing technical degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD facilities. Applicants MUST be…